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Course Catalogue Spring

Subjects Offered in English for the Spring Semester

(subjects offered for the Fall Semester can be found here)



Course unit code Subject Teacher ECTS credits Mark Lessons Course descriptions
BERAS01 Early Childhood Pedagogy Dr. habil. László Varga 6 practical course mark 2/week The aim of the course is to introduce students that the first years of life are important, because what happens in early childhood can matter for a lifetime. Science shows us what children must have, and what they need to be protected from, in order to promote their healthy development. Stable, responsive, nurturing relationships and rich learning experiences in the earliest years provide lifelong benefits for learning, behaviour and both physical and mental health. Interpretation and understanding the first years of human life, early childhood and childhood have undergone paradigmatic changes in the last few years.
BERAS05 History of Childhood Dr. habil. László Varga 6 practical course mark 2/week A look into the history of childhood shows that childhood is constructed differently in different times and places. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a base of knowledge regarding the changing historical experiences and meanings of childhood, in both the western and non-western world. In this course we will explore the highly variable ways childhood has been constructed both across cultures and throughout history. We will research the culture children create and transmit for themselves, including their folklore, art, writing, activism, and responses to the world. We will also investigate cultural products created for children.
BERAS07 Comparative Kindergarten Pedagogy Dr. Réka Kissné Zsámboki 6 practical course mark 2/week Topics of the course: Social, cultural, cognitive, emotional etc. aspects of differences in children’s communities in the kindergarten. Talented children, children with special educational needs and care. Multicultural aspects of early childhood education. Principles and practise of inclusion in education.
BERAS22 Institutional Practices II Júlia Udvarhelyi 6 practical course mark 2/week The course aims to prepare students for their profession by applying theory in practice, by humane pedagogical attitude and by developing skills necessary for conscious pedagogical work. Students should lead an observation diary throughout the terms and should take an active part in the life of the institution (primary or secondary grammar school/kindergarten/nursery etc.).
BERAS28 Children’s Literature I.
(Angol gyermekirodalom I. - II. évf.)
Dr. Arianna Kitzinger 6 practical course mark 2/week Requirements: a good level of English (B1-B2).
The main aim of the course is to familiarize students with literary works written on children and childhood in English. There is a long list of short stories in both English and American literature to be discussed during the course. The programme will involve a series of linguistic and practical mini-tasks intended to raise awareness of the correct use of English and to encourage participants to dramatize a story. As methods of discussion
BERAS32 English Language Improvement Seminar
(Angol kommunikációs gyakorlatok II. - I. évf.)
Júlia Udvarhelyi 6 practical course mark 2/week English Communication II.
The main aim of the seminar is to improve the students’ personal command of spoken and written English and their communicative competence while paying special attention to the language content. Attention is directed to accuracy, the correct use of the language is in focus, the development of speaking, listening, reading, writing skills are in cohesion.
BERAS34 Education Studies in English
(Angol kommunikációs gyakorlatok IV. - II. évf.)
Júlia Udvarhelyi 6 practical course mark 2/week English Communication IV.
The course is designed to teach students in the study of early language acquisition. Much of the learning in this seminar happens through student-teacher interaction. At the beginning of the term a topic is selected by the student. The program covers key themes in working with children such as learning through play, developing language through play, developing language through interactions, developing the whole child, building positive relationships with children, encouraging emotional development, creating the right environment for play and many others. A term paper is required at the end of the semester.

English in the Kindergarten
(Magyar–angol óvodai módszertani ismeretek I. - I. évf.)

Dr. Arianna Kitzinger 6 practical course mark 2/week Requirements: a good level of English (B1-B2).
The course is based on the differentiation of foreign language learning and foreign language acquisition. Therefore, students should get acquainted with modern theoretical and practical tendencies in pre-school education where foreign languages are developed. The different areas of early foreign language acquisition will be discussed in details with special stress on English songs, rhymes and tales in kindergarten. Students should also get acquainted with international technical literature and be able to apply it. Mastering technical vocabulary is a must.
BERAS39 The Theory and Practice of Bilingualism
(A kétnyelvűség elmélete és gyakorlata - II. évf.)
Dr. Arianna Kitzinger 6 practical course mark 2/week Requirements: a good level of English (B1-B2).
Students will acquire the theory of bi- and multilingualism which will be used in practice later. First they will get familiar with the basic sociolinguistic terms and phenomena like the types of bilingualism, code-switching and code-mixing, the dominance of the English language, the role of EFL, ESL, EAL etc. Then, they will deal with the different language policies and language rights in Europe and how they are manifested in the practice of early childhood language development.
BERAS45 Sport II. Dr. habil. István Ágoston Simon 3 practical course mark 2/week The subjects focus on the theoretical and practical basis of sports. The aim of this course is to train students who are able to use and teach the theoretical and practical value of sports (eg. objectives, exercises, and fields of application of sports, basic and combined movements of sports etc.) Students will acquire the teaching methods of various elements and get ideas of required skills. Sport pedagogy is also taught during the course.
BERAS60 Art (Painting and Graphics) II. Dr. Tibor Gáspárdy 6 practical course mark 2/week The aim of this course is to discuss the importance of art in young children's learning and development. Art engages children's senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social, emotional and sensori-motor skills. Art is a cooperative learning experience that provides pleasure, challenge, and a sense of mastery. Instruction in the arts is one of the best ways in which to involve the different modes of learning; through art, children learn complex thinking skills and master developmental tasks. The students of the course get to know some of the main techniques of graphics, painting and visual art in practice, because only those who practice art themselves can lead art sessions for children.
BERAS49 Method of Teaching Physical Education II. Zsuzsanna Szilva 6 practical course mark 2/week The aim of the course is how to teach Physical Education for Early Childhood, Kindergarten and Lower Elementary age-groups children.
The focus is on creative ways, how to teach basic movements and skills that are needed for the healthy development of these age-groups and how to plan Physical Education lessons.
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